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Walmart Clerk Saves Senior From Christmas Scam
When Cecil Rodgers got a call from someone claiming to be his grandson in need of help, he was ready to do anything for him. The caller said he had been in an accident, hit a pregnant woman’s car, and that he was being charged with drunk driving. Then he put his supposed lawyer on the phone and that guy told Rodgers to go to a Walmart and do a direct store to store money transfer for $2,300 to pay the “grandson’s” bail bond.
But when Rodgers got to Walmart and told cashier Audrella Taylor the details of the call and why he was doing the money transfer, she was suspicious. The five-year Walmart employee says she felt the senior was being scammed and told him she wouldn’t let him send the money until he went home and called other family members to see if there had really been a crash. It turns out it was all a scam and the grandson was safe at college.
Audrella has seen this kind of scam before and knew something didn’t sound right in this story. And because of her instincts, she saved this grandpa $2,300. Rodgers is thankful and Audrella’s bosses are happy, too.
IKEA Is Coming To Marietta
IKEA will soon start construction on their new store set to open in Marietta. IKEA bought 28 acres on Franklin Gateway from the city for more than $9 million back in July 2015. The store will be over 300,000 square feet. There's no timetable of when construction will begin has been released yet. IKEA officials said hundreds will be employed during the construction phase, and hundreds of new employees will be hired when the store opens.
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Jason got the craziest White Elephant gift at a party last week. It was black seed oil. You are supposed to take a teaspoon of it a day to cure all sorts of ailments. It is supposed to lower cholesterol, restore hair growth, help with your liver health, among other things. Jason has been taking it since he received the gift but so far he hasn't noticed any changes.
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